Kiwis and PNG set to visit Headingley
Headingley Carnegie Stadium will welcome a delegation from World Champions New Zealand Rugby League on Friday afternoon as part of the preparations for the Rugby League World Cup 2013.by NRL
Headingley Carnegie Stadium will welcome a delegation from World Champions New Zealand Rugby League on Friday afternoon as part of the preparations for the Rugby League World Cup 2013.
Headingley Carnegie, which hosted the first ever Rugby League Test match on 25th January 1908 between the New Zealand All Golds and the Northern Union, is set to host the World Champions clash with Papua New Guinea in next year's tournament as well as a Quarter Final game.
On Friday, New Zealand Rugby League Chairman Scott Carter and NZRL board member John Bishop will be joined by Daniele Veronese and Tiziano Franchini from the Italian Rugby League for a lunch at Headingley Carnegie from 12.30pm in their honour. Members of Leeds City Council and the Rugby Football League along with Barry Eaton from Hunslet Hawks and Gary Hetherington and Kevin Sinfield from Leeds Rhinos will officially welcome them to the City.
Members of the media are welcome to attend a buffet lunch from 12 noon with a photo opportunity at 12.30pm and a presentation from Leeds President Harry Jepson OBE to follow.
At 3.10pm, John Numapo and Ivan Ravu from the Papua New Guinea Rugby League will also visit Headingley Carnegie for a tour of the facilities.
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